Patriots - Broncos: Game Capsule

(3-1) Boston Patriots at (4-0) Denver Broncos. Game capsule with stats from both teams.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (3-1) AT DENVER BRONCOS (4-0)

SERIES

 

PATRIOTS

BRONCOS

SERIES LEADER

 

24-16

STREAKS

 

4 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Belichick: 3-9

McDaniels: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 27-21 vs. Ravens

W 17-10 vs. Cowboys

LAST GAME

10/20/08: Broncos 7 at Patriots 41.  New England QB Matt Cassel throws 3 TD passes, incl. 2 to WR Randy Moss (13, 27).  Pats RB Sammy Morris adds 138 rush yards & 1 TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/16/05: Broncos 28, Patriots 20.  Denver QB Jake Plummer passes for 2 TDs as Broncos score 28 unanswered points before holding off New England.

BROADCAST

CBS (2:15 PM MT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms.  Westwood One Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone.  SIRIUS: 123 (NE), 91 (Den.).  XM: 105 (NE). 

STATS

PASSING

Brady: 108-174-1,129-4-2-83.7

Orton: 69-117-906-5-0-97.7

RUSHING

F. Taylor: 45-201-4.5-2

Buckhalter: 37-267-7.2-1

RECEIVING

Moss: 29 (1C)-331-11.4-1

Marshall: 16-219-13.7-2

OFFENSE

376.0

365.0

TAKE/GIVE

+2 (T3C)

+7 (T1L)

DEFENSE

287.5

239.8 (1C)

SACKS

Wright: 3

Dumervil: 8 (T1L)

INTs

Bodden: 1

6 tied: 1

PUNTING

Hanson: 38.8

Kern: 46.4

KICKING

Gostkowski: 39 (1C) (6/6 PAT; 11/12 FG)

Prater: 31 (T3C) (7/7 PAT; 8/10 FG)

NOTES

AFL 50th Anniversary Season: Game features 2 of 8 original AFL teams…

PATRIOTS:

  • Since ’06, QB TOM BRADY has 10-0 record in October & has completed 227 of 336 passes (67.6 pct.) for 2,697 yards with 31 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 118.9 passer rating…
  • RB KEVIN FAULK (392) needs 8 receptions to become 26th RB in NFL history with at least 400 receptions…
  • Since ’07, RANDY MOSS leads NFL with 35 TDs & is 6th in NFL history with 137 career TDs. Moss ranks 2nd in NFL history with 61 100-yard receiving games (JERRY RICE, 76). Moss posted 2 TD receptions in last meeting vs. Den. Since ’07,
  • WR WES WELKER leads NFL with 241 receptions…
  • In past 2, TE BENJAMIN WATSON is averaging 24.7 yards per catch (3 receptions, 74 yards)...
  • CB LEIGH BODDEN posted 1st INT w/Patriots last week…
  • CB SHAWN SPRINGS is only CB in NFL history to lead team in sacks & INTs in same season (with Redskins in ’04)…

BRONCOS:

  • Head coach JOSH MC DANIELS spent 8 seasons (2001-08) w/Patriots as asst. coach…Incl. postseason, club has won 3 of past 4 against Patriots…
  • Club aims for 1st 5-0 start since ’98…
  • QB KYLE ORTON has 25-12 (.676) record as starter. Orton ranks 1st in AFC & 2nd in NFL with 144.7 4th quarter passer rating (ELI MANNING, 147.5). Orton will make 1st career start vs. NE…
  • RB CORRELL BUCKHALTER averages 7.2 yards per carry in ’09.
  • RB KNOWSHON MORENO (1st round, Georgia) leads NFL rookies with 249 rush yards. Moreno recorded 1st career TD reception last week…
  • WR BRANDON MARSHALL aims for 3rd consecutive game with TD reception.
  • WR EDDIE ROYAL (99) needs 1 reception for 100 career…
    Defense allows NFL-low 6.5 points per game…
  • CB CHAMP BAILEY (44) ranks 1st among NFL CBs for most INTs since ’99…
  • S BRIAN DAWKINS is 1 of 4 players in NFL history with at least 33 career INTs (34) & 20 sacks (21)…
  • DE ELVIS DUMERVIL has 8 sacks in past 3 games & aims for 4th consecutive game with 2 or more sacks. Dumervil recorded 2 sacks in last meeting vs. NE.

(via NFL Media)


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